0
Wireless

Mobile payments options expanding for UAE residents

Monday 19 June 2017 | 14:46 CET | Author: Marion ter Welle | Background
In the last year several new mobile payment facilities have been started in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), allowing its residents a choice of mobile payment options. Mobile payment schemes are offered by third parties, by the device manufacturers, banks and by mobile operators. They include NFC based schemes, SMS based options or using a phone number and PIN. As in other countries, this multitude of options may actually hamper the uptake, but with the government pushing for a cashless society it is likely to grow regardless.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Etisalat / mPay / Samsung / Visa
Countries: United Arab Emirates
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier

NFC


Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Dubai-based mobile wallet app Beam prepares for global expansion

Published 17 Dec 2018 09:59 CET | Azerbaijan
 UAE-based mobile payments platform Beam will expand into seven new markets in 2019, according to co-founder Shezan Amiji, ...

Emirates NBD's mobile bank Liv signs services deal with Verrency

Published 10 Dec 2018 09:47 CET | United Arab Emirates
Global payments service Verrency has signed an agreement with Emirates NBD for its Liv digital bank subsidiary. Emirates NBD will ...

Majid Al Futtaim acquires mobile wallet app Beam

Published 22 Nov 2018 14:20 CET | United Arab Emirates
UAE-based mall operator Majid Al Futtaim has acquired Beam Portal, the owner of UAE mobile wallet app Beam, Gulf Business ...

Network International launches N-Genius payment platform in UAE

Published 17 Apr 2018 14:38 CET | United Arab Emirates
Middle East payment services provider Network International has announced at Seamless Middle East the launch of N-Genius, a ...

Dubai Municipality to launch environmental data collection satellite

Published 15 Feb 2018 09:45 CET | United Arab Emirates
Dubai Municipality will launch a satellite that will help in collecting data and enable it to monitor the UAE from space, reports ...

Dubai Municipality picks Nexthink as AI partner

Published 22 Jan 2018 15:02 CET | United Arab Emirates
Dubai Municipality has selected Nexthink, a provider of digital experience management for enterprises, to assist its efforts to ...

Trriple plans to launch mobile wallet at Gitex

Published 04 Oct 2017 10:16 CET | United Arab Emirates
Trriple will launch its mobile wallet enabling UAE residents to send remittances straight from their mobile phones at Gitex ...

Asia and Latin America lead global mobile wallet adoption - study

Published 08 Sep 2017 09:46 CET | World
Mobile wallet adoption has soared in the three years since Apple Pay launched in 2014, with consumers in the US and Europe ...

UAE mobile subscription base reaches 18.7 mln in H1

Published 14 Aug 2017 10:55 CET | United Arab Emirates
The mobile subscriber base in UAE increased 2.4 per cent during the first half of 2017 to 18.7 million subscribers from 18.26 ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

19 Oct Tele2 Q3 2021
19 Oct A1 Telekom Austria Q3 2021
19 Oct Iridium Q3 2021
19 Oct Netflix Q3 2021
19 Oct America Movil Q3 2021
19 Oct Ericsson Q3 2021
19 Oct Pixel Fall Launch
19 Oct Arm DevSummit
20 Oct Verizon Q3 2021
20 Oct Crown Castle Q3
20 Oct Elisa Q3 results
20 Oct Bango strategy day
20 Oct Samsung Unpacked Part 2
21 Oct Telenor Q3 2021
21 Oct Digi Q3 2021
21 Oct Grameenphone Q3 2021
21 Oct Orange Belgium Q3 2021
21 Oct Intel Q3
21 Oct Telia Q3 results
21 Oct Snap Q3
21 Oct AT&T Q3 2021
22 Oct Doro Q3 results
25 Oct Facebook Q3
25 Oct Dtac Q3 2021
25 Oct Calix Q3 2021
26 Oct F5 Networks fiscal Q4
26 Oct SK hynix Q3
26 Oct Orange group Q3 2021
26 Oct MediaTek Q3
26 Oct Twitter Q3 2021
::: More Calendar Items